Paul McCartney Shares His Favourite George Harrison Song From The Beatles Era

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When McCartney responded to a fan’s inquiry regarding his favorite George Harrison work, the answer was absolutely astonishing.

“(Sic) Hello Sir Paul! I love your music!” a fan began on Reddit, “If I may ask, what’s your favourite song of George Harrison?” Ser McCa humbly answered: ” ‘Here Comes The Sun’. It is a brilliant song and the kind of song that’s really good in times like these.”

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On September 26, 1969, one of the most important records in rock history was released. That day, The Beatles released Abbey Road. 

There are moments that define a man’s life, George Harrison experienced his one morning in April 1969. That sunny day the discreet Beatle decided to forget about all his troubles and simply wrote a beautiful song entitled Here Comes the Sun.

That morning in ’69, George simply decided not to show up to one of the group’s meetings to discuss financial matters, instead preferring to go to the country house of his friend Eric Clapton; guitar in hand, the British musicians began to tour the great garden.

The song represented Harrison’s eventual liberation from the tyranny that the Liverpool quartet had become and the media and financial paraphernalia that surrounded them. And not only that, Here Comes the Sun proved, once and for all, that George’s compositions had nothing to ask of those of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

For the recording, Ringo Starr and McCartney made a rhythm track and helped with the backing vocals, but most of it was the work of George, who would later add a Moog synthesizer, as well as various acoustic guitar arrangements; Lennon was not involved in the process, as he was recovering from a car accident.

The result was a beautiful song that talks about the sunrise and the end of the long and cold winter, but that connotes a message of love and hope that says ‘no matter how long the winter is, the sun will always rise again, an analogy that was perfectly suited to the breaking up process the fabulous four-faced.